Russell Cottages

16 Chapel Street, Russell, Bay of Islands, North Island, 0255, New Zealand | 5 star resort
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Travel Blogs from Russell

A day around Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by phil100652 on Mar 02, 2014

1 comment, 3 photos

... Maori Chiefs signed the famous treaty in 1840. Then it was off to Russell, a short ferry trip from Paihia. Russell has a lot of history - originally it was known as the 'hell hole' because of all the violence and debauchery that went on there when the whole waterfront was full of bars and brothels to keep the sailors from the whaling boats entertained. However it was a bit quieter when we were there. (Maybe we were out of season.) ...

"Is it a ruck suck or a rack sack?"

A travel blog entry by erotergum on Feb 12, 2014

3 comments, 5 photos

... drove us to the trek place. So we went horse riding and I was absolutely bloody petrified. It seemed like a fun and non-touristy thing to do and it was advertised as a 2 hour ride through a forest and up a volcano. We hopped on these ex-racing horses and steadily made our way. Walking down hill was awful, I have no balance at the best of times and horses don't exactly make you feel that secure. After 20 minutes or so I felt a bit more confident and our guide ...

Bay of Islands day 2

A travel blog entry by vanessaandjeff on Dec 28, 2013

11 photos

... we were able to sail through. The colours of the rock were amazing and the acoustics were superb... All the passengers shouted "wow!". The skipper then made his way to an island stopover... Some passengers braved the rain and went out to explore, but Jeff and I preferred to stay dry and warm. Waitangi treaty grounds... After the cruise we decided to visit the Waitangi treaty grounds. We wanted to see the cultural performance but it was sold ...

Magnetic island-koalas!

A travel blog entry by laracamille on Dec 09, 2013

... show we got to feed some crazy colourful birds, they came in from everywhere and are out of your hands!! Once it had finished and we got our koala photos we headed back down to the beach to meet the other girls, I decided to get the next bus home but they decided to stay there a little longer.. It took ages to get back by the bus and when I did get back I just wanted to use the wifi!! I chatted to people back home for a bit and sat with the girls, then decided to go to bed ...

Waitangi 2nd-6th Oct - Peter

A travel blog entry by priyaandpeter on Oct 02, 2013

22 photos

... the Europeans arrived, clumsily introducing rabbits to the country’s ecosystem. The rabbit population boomed, prompting another introduction, this time Mr Stoat, to try and control their number. The stoats unfortunately, had other ideas, preferring a lunch of kiwi eggs, or even the young birds themselves, over the intended target. Over the following years the numbers of flightless birds dwindled, with rats (inadvertently introduced after being carried over on ships) and ...

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This 5 star resort, located on 16 Chapel Street, Russell, is near Kings Dolphin Cruises, Paihia Harbour, Carino Sailing & Dolphin Adventures, and Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsRussell Cottages

    Reviewed by carolyntravels


    Reviewed Jan 20, 2011
    by (5 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Graet place friendly service a real delight

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Russell Cottages

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding